Saturday,  June 25, 2022  7:34 pm

Monday Minute: Cathy McDonald, TPI

Monday Minute: Cathy McDonald, TPI

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Name: Cathy McDonald

Company: Travel Professionals International

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

How long have you been a travel agent?: Three years

Specialty: Adventure travel

What do you love most about being a travel agent?: I truly am doing exactly what I love, so I'm fulfilling my dreams along with those of my clients.

What's one travel trend you've noticed in consumers as of late?: Luxury safari travel.

What's the most creative thing you've ever done to secure a sale?: Taking my own safari clothes and gear to a client meeting to show them what they would need when they travelled.

What's your proudest sales achievement to date?: Selling a customized luxury safari tour in Botswana with Wilderness Safaris and adding on an extensive package of pre- and post-events for my clients. I had travelled to the locations and it was my experience and in-depth knowledge that made this my largest sale to date.

What's your number one piece of advice for other travel agents?: Sell what you enjoy and stay focused.

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